Karate medals all around

On April 29 the Salmon Arm Karate club took a team of competitors to the Calgary City Championships.

On Saturday, April 29 the Salmon Arm Karate club took a team of competitors to the Calgary City Championships.

This tournament is the largest one of its kind held in Western Canada. The Provincial Martial Art students represented the Shuswap strongly – all of them brought home medals in their divisions.

Danette Rampton won the bronze medal in Women’s Black Belt kata.

Reg Eddy brought home the silver in advanced colour belt men’s sparring as well as a bronze in forms.

In the teen advanced division, Samantha Koll won gold in forms and silver in sparring. Koll also competed in the in women’s advanced division, placing silver in kata and bronze in sparring.

Candace Lucey won gold in women’s colour belt forms.

Houston Rampton won a silver medal in boys’ black belt sparring and gold in forms.

Eve Lucey finished second in advanced colour belt teen forms.

Rieley Kalke won gold in both sparring and forms for the advanced colour belt girls’ division.

Elyssa Eddy placed silver in advanced colour belt girls’ sparring.

Salmon Arm will play host to a martial arts tournament, the Shuswap Open, on Saturday, June 3 at the SASCU Recreation Centre.

Martial art teams from all over Alberta and British Columbia are expected to compete in the tournament.

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